TTAC Friday Schmooze

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  • Buickman Buickman on Jun 26, 2009

    that was fun, steaks on the grill and beer in the fridge. more fun!

  • Jurisb Jurisb on Jun 26, 2009

    I think first will go down Chrysler, strangely enough, Ford will go south second, and Gm will expire last. Although Ford looks stronger now, it is a false illussion, for they don`t have their own engineering backbone.Gm has 2 safety rings- Daewoo( which is a huge conglomerate) and Opel,which has german engineering facilities.yet any company to survive must learn a rule number one- swim on your own or die! Chrysler will be sold once again in 4 years, when a rebadged Fiat won`t sell as a 300 replacement because of hideous reliability issues and recalls.Besides that people will start to veer away from Jeep in herds once it starts selling rebadged Pandas. Ford will push up daises a bit later, when japanese stop simply giving away their rloorpans to germans who engineer tins and send them overseas.Actually Ford will exist for quiet a wwhile pretending to be an American company while actually being a germano-japanese one. Ford NA will exist as a truck manufacturer, plus Mustang.So somewhere in 2016 ford will be sold out and slowly pass away. Gm will defunct in 2019. korean government will buy out stakes from Gm and move business parts to China.Chines companies will start their slow and steady ascend to car olympia equalling koreans( who will have caught japanese by then) in 2022.

  • Ajla Ajla on Jun 26, 2009

    The Enclave is a decent vehicle. It has some of the better looking chrome wheels you can get and the paint quality is some of the best on the market. It is a very quiet and comfortable crossover, although it's a shame that the seats aren't quite up to the long-haul cruising that the chassis/suspension provides. I also think it should come with more standard features because the basic equipment isn't enough to make me think "luxury CUV". You've really got to spend about $40K to make the Enclave a true Lexus fighter. Of course at those prices the Flex Limited with Ecoboost comes into play, and that is a pretty stout competitor.

  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on Jun 27, 2009

    Just curious, does Buickman know "Need More Oil For GM" over on the LLN boards? Seems like those two would get along great.